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Old Mar 2nd, 2012, 10:50 AM   1
ParisJeTadore
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Are Cranberry Pills safe??


I got a uti right at the beginning of my pg and ever since have been trying my best to avoid them by drinking lots of water and taking one cranberry pill a day (500mg). I talked to my dr. before starting to take them and he told me they were perfectly fine to take but after doing some research lately have heard mixed opinions. Some were told by their dr. that they are fine to take while others were told not to. Of course I am worrying about this big time now since I have been taking them for the last couple months. I thought it wouldn't hurt to get some more opinions on here and see what you guys think.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2012, 11:13 AM   2
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Sorry I have no idea, just didn't want to read & run.

I would imagine they are fine, it's a fruit and not in enormous quantity.
Of course, I'm sure if you search/google long enough, you'll probably find someone who lost a leg to cranberry pills or something...



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2012, 11:18 AM   3
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I asked my obgyn if they were safe as I am prone to UTIs and she said they are fine as they are antioxidants.



 
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Sorry I have no idea, just didn't want to read & run.

I would imagine they are fine, it's a fruit and not in enormous quantity.
Of course, I'm sure if you search/google long enough, you'll probably find someone who lost a leg to cranberry pills or something...
Thanks anyway Spikey. Oh google! I actually try to stay away but I felt like this was a harmless thing to check up (ha!). I guess if I knew what the amount I was taking was equivalent to in terms of cups/oz I'd feel better. Right now I have no idea if I'm taking 8 glasses a day (oy!) or 2!

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I asked my obgyn if they were safe as I am prone to UTIs and she said they are fine as they are antioxidants.
This makes me feel a little better. Thanks Chrissbe. How much do you take per day? I should trust my doctor but he's also the same guy who told me to eat WHATEVER I wanted through out pregnancy.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2012, 13:50 PM   5
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If you are worried about it, you can always drink 8 ox of cranberry juice instead. I read the same information that you did about the cranberry pills and so instead I sent the man to the store and I have about 20 bottles of low sugar cranberry juice in his closet because I have a glass a night (I mix probiotic in it for the constipation and it kills the taste pretty awesomely). Just a suggestion, and cranberry juice often goes on sale, so we picked tons of it up when it was on sale.



 
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If you are worried about it, you can always drink 8 ox of cranberry juice instead. I read the same information that you did about the cranberry pills and so instead I sent the man to the store and I have about 20 bottles of low sugar cranberry juice in his closet because I have a glass a night (I mix probiotic in it for the constipation and it kills the taste pretty awesomely). Just a suggestion, and cranberry juice often goes on sale, so we picked tons of it up when it was on sale.
What brand do you buy?? I was told that most cranberry cocktails are either very low in cranberry juice (about 10%) or too sugary. I was buying the ubber expensive sugar free pure cranberry juice but I've grown to really hate it, lol!...and it will quickly break the bank.



 
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I asked my obgyn if they were safe as I am prone to UTIs and she said they are fine as they are antioxidants.
This makes me feel a little better. Thanks Chrissbe. How much do you take per day? I should trust my doctor but he's also the same guy who told me to eat WHATEVER I wanted through out pregnancy.
I take a 4200mg pill a day (I know its a super pill!). I used to take 2 before pregnancy but now I just do 1 in the morning. I always have 100% Cranberry juice on hand too but since the nausea started I have not had a glass!



 
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I asked my obgyn if they were safe as I am prone to UTIs and she said they are fine as they are antioxidants.
This makes me feel a little better. Thanks Chrissbe. How much do you take per day? I should trust my doctor but he's also the same guy who told me to eat WHATEVER I wanted through out pregnancy.
I take a 4200mg pill a day (I know its a super pill!). I used to take 2 before pregnancy but now I just do 1 in the morning. I always have 100% Cranberry juice on hand too but since the nausea started I have not had a glass!
Wow, so my 500mg pill isn't so much! I wonder if a pharmacist could tell me what it's equal to.

I like your profile pic-very pretty!



 
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Old May 13th, 2013, 14:25 PM   9
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I just google searched and was so pleased that this has previously even discussed on B&B I have supplements that I took daily before I became pregnancy. Once I found out I was preggo I stopped taking everything except my prenatals. So I will be taking my cranberry fruit pills again (4200 mg plus vitamin C)



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